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Old 05-16-2004, 11:33 PM   #16
joneSi
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Woah. Thats intense I'll try that, I'm putting a fresh install together on my laptop. Will try then....thanx.

BTW Can you show us what your script looks like, minus the 'sensitive' stuff Just want an idea of what the heck I'm supposed to be

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Old 05-17-2004, 07:31 PM   #17
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Sure,
Here it is:
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DEVICE=eth1
ONBOOT=yes
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
TYPE=Wireless

modprobe ipw2100
ifconfig eth1 up

iwconfig eth1 essid MyNetwork
iwconfig eth1 key NNNN-NNNN-NN

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You may have to spell out more parameters, for you particular configuration.

I followed the INSTALL instructions (which are not slackware specific) and named this file
ifcnf-eth1 and put it in a directory called /etc/sysconfig which I think I had to create just for this file. I forget - must be the effects of old age or too much time trying to use windows before wising up and ditching it...

Lemme know how you make out,
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Old 05-18-2004, 11:59 AM   #18
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Will give it a shot when I get some more time, maybe over the next few weeks. Got a lot going on between now and then.

Thanks,
Steve Jones
 
Old 07-07-2004, 01:58 AM   #19
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Greetings. I'm trying to set up wireless on my laptop using Slackware 10. I installed version 0.47 of the drivers from sourceforge. lsmod shows the compiled modules as loaded. Now my problem is that when I try to:

% ifconfig eth1 up

it says something like "device eth1 does not exist"

I also tried wlan0, but it doesn't exist either. I am able to go online using a Lan cable that goes into my router if I set it up as static ip. But if I:

% ifconfig eth0 (the normal ethernet cable) down

% ifconfig eth0 up

it stops working. So I'm having a hard time partly because once I go down, I can't go back up!

So problem #1 is eth1 and wlan0 don't exist, and problem #2 is i have a hard time troubleshooting because I can't go up once I go down. How can I get it to recognize eth1/wlan0?

Thanks

--atm

oh another piece of info: if I run ifconfig without any parameters, it shows lo and eth0 as the only devices.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 12:36 PM   #20
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atm,

I use a script called by /etc/rc.d/rc.local to get my wireless interface up and running. It names the device starts it up and feeds it a couple of parameters.

the script is in a file named /etc/sysconfig/ifconfig-eth1 and looks like this
*******************************

DEVICE=eth1
ONBOOT=yes
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
TYPE=Wireless

modprobe ipw2100
ifconfig eth1 up

iwconfig eth1 essid MyNetworkName
iwconfig eth1 key ************

***************************************************

-geomatt
 
Old 07-24-2004, 02:03 PM   #21
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Yeah, I realized a few things since I last posted in this thread.

1)I have Ipw2200, not 2100. (doh! )
2)The 2200 driver is very alpha (but worked better than 2100, of course).
3)I'm trying to get ndiswrapper working, with mild success.

I don't know if I should post my problems with ndiswrapper in this thread, because this is about IPW2100.

Anyhow, thanks.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 09:14 PM   #22
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I thought I better get in on this considering I have centrino and I'm currently using this forum to get 802.11b up and running. Using the Ipw2100 driver.....

I have had some success. Using Yum I have installed the driver(yum did some really funny things....but got going)

Wrote a script similar to GeoMatts and Apon boot eth1(wlan) goes up(so it seems) then when i use ifconfig I don't get anything.

ifup eth1 tells me I have no device exsists. Mind you tonight I will check the and see if the module is loaded.

So far I've noticed that centrino wireless is up on slackware and gentoo I'm running fedora core 2 and I feel its only a matter of time.

my 2 cents, Regards Matt
 
Old 07-29-2004, 10:16 PM   #23
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Success!!! I am now running Fedora Core 2 on my Dell M60 with working 802.11b (ipw2100)

After looking everywhere, it was this forum that lead to the most success.
How I did it......The RPM way.

go to Atrpms Thanks Axel Thimm for this site.
Lots of great rpms.
I used yum to install mostly everything......
Prepare yum by following these instructions yum config
We need to hack a bit because the yum config tutorial doesn't include the testing channel.
All you do is add this

Code:
[at-testing]
name=ATrpms for Fedora Core $releasever testing
baseurl=http://apt.physik.fu-berlin.de/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/at-testing
run yum check-update
......after millions of years(I wise man once said dial-up is man greatest test).........
I tip is to # out the servers you don't want to contact in yum.conf, speeds thing up a little.
then...
yum install ipw2100 hostap-driver hostapd hostap-utils

If you lucky this will work for you. Unfortinately it wasn't for me.
After yum installed the wrong kernel patch and hostap would not install becuase a failed dependencie, from installing the worng kernel module....
I took to it manually downloading the correct kernel-module for ipw2100, hostap-driver and its kernel-module.

Make sure you have wireless exstensions installed.
I also manually loaded the firmware using hotplug, by following the INSTALL instructions on the topic.
Again yums rpm install of the firmware worked but I had no idea where the firmware was and whether it was loaded properly.

Bing! I rebooted and linux found the hardware configured it and it work beautifully.

The problem I found with yum was that when I would install a module, yum would pick the wrong dependencies. I could be doing something wrong though.

I hope this helps, because everybody here helped get me going. Thanks to geoMatt, whos post sent me in the right direction.

-M@

Dell M60
centrino 1.7
quadro fx go 700
40gb 5400rpm
intel PRO wireless 2100 (802.11b)
Fedora Core 2

Last edited by fred22; 07-29-2004 at 10:21 PM.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 10:48 PM   #24
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Hey congrats!
And thanks - glad some of my newbie thrashings helped.
-geomatt
 
  


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